|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
July 19, 2012
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ ISSUES BEACH CLOSURE FOR ONE LOCATION
(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a precautionary beach closure today for one sampling station in Harrison County. The City of Biloxi reported to MDEQ that a pump station was inactive and that sewage entered the beach area at Station 12A. The city is operating a bypass pump to eliminate the overflow and are working on permanent repairs. It’s possible the pump station was damaged by lightning during last night’s storms.
The area of the closure:
●Station 12A - Biloxi West Central Beach -- near Rodenburg Avenue. The extent is from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive.
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